Photo: Weedy Sea Dragon Puts Neon Lights to Shame

Sea dragon swimming underwater

John Turnbull / flickr

Behold the weedy sea dragon! Like its curious cousin the leafy sea dragon, both creatures are related to the seahorse and share a number of behaviors. Though lacking the prehensile tail of the seahorse, these frilly beauties waft and float through the water, relying on their plant-like camouflage to help protect them. Photographer John Turnbull notes that this she-sea-dragon had not been spotted by the Underwater Research Group before at Australia's Bare Island. "I wonder where she came from as there are only a few individuals at Bare Island," he writes. "She's missing part of her tail but doesn't seem to mind." Would you like to see your nature photo featured as the TreeHugger photo of the day? Join TreeHugger’s Reader Photo Pool on flickr and add your pictures to the group.